The Financial Management major offered only at the UConn Stamford campus is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in corporate money management and investment. The curriculum is closely tied to professional financial services practice. It was developed in partnership with the local Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) society (SCFAS), and prepares students to take the first level of the CFA exams which leads to the CFA designation.
There are many career opportunities for students that complete this major, including working as a financial analyst, asset manager, and research associate for investment companies, investment banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and securities brokers.
The following courses are representative of those offered by the Finance Department and required for the Financial Management major:
- Principles of Investments and Derivatives
- Fixed Income Securities
- Alternative Investments and Risk Management
- Security Valuation and Portfolio Management
- Applications in Financial Management
- Financial Ethics
One Finance elective at the 3000/4000 level beyond the common body of knowledge courses is also required. Topics offered include Real Estate Principles, Personal Finance, Global Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Financial Services.
The Financial Management major is available to students at the Stamford Campus.